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Joseph Sullivan The Only Man To Escape From Attica

Joseph "Mad Dog" Sullivan, not to be confused with another Mad Dog, Vincent Coll, was a contract hit-man who worked for the Mafia, who prosecutors believe may have killed up to 20 people or more, he was also the only man to have ever escaped from Attica Maximum...

Diamond Jack & His Many Aliases

Diamond Jack had a fascination and love for the Western lifestyle and made his way out to Denver, Colorado to become “a peaceful rancher with persons of culture around me,”. Hank Bosco who was a young boy at the time, would take gum and rides in the passenger seat of...

Dennis “Dinny” Meehan – The Leader of the White Hand Gang

Dennis "Dinny" Meehan became leader of the White Hand Gang around 1910 and led the gang up until his death in 1920 when he was murdered, as is the occupational hazard when you choose that way of life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1889 and ran with the Warren Street Red...

Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa

Frank Sheeran was a high ranking labor union official with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, he was also one of the main instigators of union corruption for the Mafia, he was also linked to the bosses of the Bufalino Crime Family, Russell Bufalino &...

The St. Valentines Day Massacre

On this day, 90 years ago one of the most famous Mob Hits of all time took place, the St. Valentines Day Massacre in Chicago, where seven men were shot to death by rival gangsters. What started with the death of Dean O'Banion in 1924 ended on St. Valentines Day in...

Irish Eddie Boyle – Gambino Associate

Edmund "Irish Eddie" Boyle lived in Brooklyn he was known as a clever, resourceful money maker who wouldn’t buckle under pressure and became an associate of the Gambino Family sometime in the late 80's. He began his career stealing cars and became a trusted and...

Dean O’Banion The North Side Gangster

Dean O'Banion was born to Irish parents who lived in Maroa, Illinois where he spent his early childhood before moving to Chicago in 1901 with his father and brother after his mother's death. They settled in Kilgubbin on the North Side of Chicago it was notorious...

Thomas Egan – Co Founder of Egans Rats of St. Louis

Thomas Egan was a St. Louis saloon keeper, politician and gangster involved in bootlegging, illegal gambling, voter intimidation, labor slugging and a whole lot of other criminal activities. The infamous Egan's Rats gang from St. Louis, Missouri was named after him,...

“Shanghai” Kelly’s Birthday Bash in the Barbary Coast

In the mid 1850's three ships sat stationary on San Francisco Bay with no crew on board. The captains of the ships had notoriously bad reputations, and the sailors around the town gave these captains a wide berth. The three captains desperate to get sailors onto their...

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